Friday, November 12, 2010

Diamonds Are Forever

I've told MOTH to make sure the private jet & cheque book are both fired up on November 16th, as he will need to be in Geneva for Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels auction. He's long promised me a pink diamond & he has the perfect opportunity here. The highlight of the auction is this fancy intense pink round-cornered emerald-shaped rectangular step-cut VVS2 diamond weighing 24.78 carats set between shield-shaped diamond shoulders in platinum as a ring. The stone is type 11a - stones in this group are chemically the purest of all diamond crystals & have extraordinary optical transparency. Estimated sale price is USD/AUD38.39m.

I'm also on the look-out for a necklace to match a new little black dress I've purchased recently. This 'V' shaped diamond necklace set with baguette & tapered baguette diamonds, suspending fringes of graduated brilliant & circular cut cushion-shaped diamonds, the larger ones measuring 8.65 & 11.35 carats mounted in platinum will do just fine. Estimated sale price is USD/AUD329,000.

And while he's there, I do love this simple cultured pearl & diamond necklace. With 27 cultured pearls measuring from approx. 16.0 to 18.1mm. it has a spherical clasp set with brilliant cut diamonds mounted in white gold. Estimated sale price USD/AUD87,200.

I'm particularly taken with this pair of aquamarine, onyx & diamond pendant ear clips. Each is composed of an oval aquamarine & four annular motifs set with brilliant cut diamonds & onyx links, suspending a pear-shaped aquamarine mounted in white gold. Estimated sale price a steal at USD/AUD12,300.
If you have a moment over the weekend, I highly recommend you take a squizz at the Sotheby's site & this catalogue of delights. There are some really impressive pieces to dream & drool over.

This morning I'm perched in front of the computer on a very uncomfortable chair. My normal seat is occupied by this bundle of fluff. MOTH & I are cat-sitting for the weekend. Son #5 & his sweet girlfriend are away for a few days & have left Missy with us. She is the most vocal cat I've ever met, carrying on something fearful last night, but OK this morning. Must be a Birman thing. A jewel of a weekend to you all!

Images (exc. Missy): Sothebys



  1. Oh, you are a gem! All of them will look beautiful on you.

    And I love that mound of fluff!

  2. Wear 'em if you've got 'em...right?

  3. What a lovely cat..The ring is incredible, overwhelmingly beautiful! Rachaelxx

  4. Do you think MOTH could find some pink diamond earrings to match the ring or would that be too much?

  5. Beautiful jewels...I'll have to send Mike over asap ( he can split the private jet fare with MOTH). I told him years ago that I wanted a diamond pendant. I believe I said that the diamond could be 'crumb-size' but so far, no bling for me.
    ; )

  6. I think MOTH should buy you all these fabulous pieces Millie! Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Oh now see...since you told us about these and I'M dying to have them husband will be bidding against yours...HEY you wanna go out to eat while they bid?

  8. Yes please!!!!!
    That kitty looks like she has big fluffy slippers on!


  9. How beautiful.

    Have a great weekend!!

  10. Oh yes, this post is right up my alley ;) Its a hard choice, why not get all of them!!!

  11. Hi Millie,

    Oh what beautiful jewels, love them all, especially the pink diamond.
    Now all you need to do is win Lotto and it could be all yours.
    Love your sweet pussycat, looked a lot like our Louie { he was a Sealpoint Persian}

    Have a fabulous weekend

  12. love the pink diamond... and those pearls... wowowowow

    have a great weekend.. and i agree... NOT ready... but i have to be... xx

  13. Millie, MOTH is out of luck as Warren has just placed his bids on all the items on you wish list. He will just not be out done!

  14. ooooh....
    do the aquamarine.
    i think you would look divine wearing those puppies.

    sneeez sneeez
    the cat is a cutie



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Without a quickening of the heart.
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